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The Obelisk of Theodosius, Around 1490 BC the Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmose III erected two obelisks before the Karnak temple in Luxor to commemorate the victories of his forces in Mesopotamia. In the 4th century AD, an unknown Roman...

from the Guardian

It all started here: the dawn of photography – in pictures

Base of the Obelisk of Theodosius, Constantinople, 1855, by James Robertson

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Turkish Prime Minister says Istanbul bomber was 'Islamic State member'

How Daesh (ISIS) Show They Have The One True Religion - Detonate Bomb Killing Innocent People. Suicide blast in populated tourist section of Istanbul in Sultanahmet Square, next to the Obelisk of Theodosius and Blue Mosque kills 10 innocents and injures 15.

Hippodrome - Istanbul, the Hippodrome was the original location of the bronze horses, St Marks, Venice

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Turkish police release first mugshot of Istanbul ISIS suicide bomber

Terror in Turkey: Eleven people have died and 14 others were injured when an explosion from a Syrian suicide bomber ripped through a tourism district in the centre of Istanbul near the Obelisk of Theodosius, a monument from ancient Egypt

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An illustration showing the ancient columns and the Egyptian oblelisk

An illustration showing the ancient columns and the Egyptian oblelisk | Anonymous Greek artist | V&A